This recipe has been updated so go and take a look at the new and improved version of bacon covered meatloaf with hidden veggies.
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf With Hidden Veggies
So how do you get more veggies into your children? How do you get them to eat more meat? This bacon wrapped meatloaf with hidden veggies does all that.
Sometimes children don’t like eating meat in the form of a steak because of the texture, which is why they will eat meat such as McDonalds, luncheon sausage, nuggets and so on. Why? Because these are processed into an easy texture to chew and swallow. By making a meatloaf, it is easy for them to chew but not soft and bland. There is some texture, but most children seem to like mincemeat in one form or another.
I managed to hide a huge amount of veggies in this bacon wrapped meatloaf. If you grate vegetables and add to the meatloaf, they will never suspect a thing. I hid in our meatloaf some carrots, red onion and mushrooms, but I could easily have added zucchini, spinach (not so hidden), beetroot or even walnuts to add some crunch.
Meatloaf is traditionally served with ketchup, but as Ketchup can have up to 32.4% sugar, no thanks. That equates to about 1 teaspoon of sugar in 1 tablespoon of ketchup. And be honest, most children have far more that 1 tablespoon. I have made my own ketchup seen here, which is also packed with hidden veggies too. I’ll be posting the recipe for this soon.
The recipe makes a HUGE amount. I managed to fill the meatloaf tin as shown below, and made 12 mini meat loves for their school lunches. I have put half in the freezer for another day. Brilliant.
I always say that going LCHF, low carb, real food, is easy once you get the hang of it – just go back to old fashioned meat and veggies. What could be simpler, tastier and better? From this one recipe, we have managed to give a huge serving of meat, veggies hidden in the bacon wrapped meatloaf and the ketchup, plus it is served with 2 or more servings of vegetables. And all with the added bonus of 12 school lunches to boot!
Each 175g slice of bacon wrapped meatloaf has only 3.5g carbs, and a 50g mini meatloaf is 1g.
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf - with hidden veggies
- To prepare the loaf tin, grease the tin with oil then lay the streaky bacon strips to cover the entire base as shown.
- Put all the ingredients in a huge mixing bowl and with clean hands, mix it all together.
- Push firmly the meatloaf mixture into the prepared tray.
- Place 1 final piece of bacon down the middle of the meatloaf then fold each piece of bacon on top. This will ensure there are no gaps.
- Place in the oven at 180C for 45 minutes or until the meat thermometer shows an internal temperature is 73C